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Bedsores & Pressure Sores

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When too much pressure is applied to one area of the body for too long – especially one that is near a joint or strong formation of bone – painful pressure sores develop. Also known as bedsores, pressure sores are most commonly found on elders in nursing homes that are not properly attending to their needs. As it may be indicative of a damaging ulcer deep beneath the skin, bedsores should be taken seriously, and nursing home attendants are required to do all they can to ensure that such injuries do not develop.

If your loved one is complaining of terrible aches on their body and is being cared for in a nursing home, they might be suffering from bedsores that could have been prevented with a properly attentive staff. At The Odierno Law Firm, P.C., our experienced and compassionate Long Island injury attorneys are not afraid to take on difficult cases with aggression and dedication.

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Common Causes of Bed Sores

Many of the sources of pressure sores can be prevented with proper attention and care from nursing home staff. Common factors that may cause this sort of injury include:

  • General lack of mobility
  • Malnutrition
  • Dehydration
  • Wet diapers or sheets leading to moisture rashes
  • Unreasonably hard mattresses
  • Inability to sense the pain
  • Being underweight

Unless there is strong evidence to support that bedsores could not be avoided, a nursing home and its attendants are usually bound by laws and regulations that require them to prevent pressure sores from developing. Additionally, if an elder had bedsores when first admitted to the care facility, it is also up to the staff to ensure the injuries do not worsen.

Find Justice with Our Long Island Injury Attorneys

No one can argue that your loved ones deserve the very best of care, and you have the right to expect just that when you admit them into a nursing home. Bedsores may be common but that does not make them acceptable. Seek financial compensation and deserved care for your elders by retaining a Long Island injury attorney from The Odierno Law Firm, P.C.

We have more than 40 years of legal experience with a dedicated focus on fighting for full and fair compensation from accidents and injuries. We encourage you to see the positive differences that kind of commitment and familiarity with the litigation process can bring you. We are confident in our ability to obtain fair settlements for our clients that we don't charge you a cent until we win your case.

If your elders need help, you can't wait another day. Call us now for a free consultation .

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